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Caterham Community Recycling Centre

Shaping Surrey's Community Recycling Centres - Surrey County Council is considering changes to the community recycling centre service.
To find out more and to have your say, visit our residents' consultation before 30 September.

For more information, you can also read our frequently asked questions on the changes being considered.

Community Recycling Centres, once known as rubbish tips or dumps, are now called recycling centres as the majority of waste is recycled.

Opening hours

Winter (1 October - 31 March)

  • Monday to Friday - 8am to 4.15pm
  • Weekends 9am to 4.15pm

Summer (1 April - 30 September)

  • Monday to Friday - 8am to 5.15pm
  • Weekends - 9am to 4.45pm

The centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Van permits

Vans, pickups and trailers need a permit to access this centre.

Visiting this centre

Under the Surrey resident scheme, you will be asked to prove that you are a Surrey resident when visiting this centre. 

Household waste

This centre accepts most household waste. It doesn't accept asbestos or plasterboard and gypsum based products.

Business waste

This centre does not accept business waste. The nearest centre that does is Epsom.

Construction and DIY waste

This centre only accepts construction and DIY waste if:

  • it is from your home and
  • it fits in your car. 

Larger amounts and business construction waste must be taken to a waste transfer station.


Pedestrians can walk into this centre.


The centre temporarily closes when full containers need to be exchanged and waste compacted. Usually this happens each day and takes about 10 minutes (although this can vary). Warlingham is the nearest centre if Caterham is closed.


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Contact details


Chaldon Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5PG


01883 343 605

If this number is busy or switches over to the fax, please try again later or contact SITA Surrey on 020 8329 1030.

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  • Updated: 15 Jul 2015


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